Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist, by Tim Federle (2013)

Genre: Nonfiction
Interest Level: Adult
Tequila MockingbirdIt’s not the most original pun on To Kill a Mockingbird (more than one murder mystery claims this title), but it’s certainly a perfect fit for a bar book! Federle has packaged this tiny tome with a passel of punches, including some non-alcoholic ones. Each entry opens with the book title (and author) that inspired the drink, an irreverent and often hilarious plot summary, and of course the recipe for the drink. Each drink name plays with the book’s title: The Cooler Purple, Last of the Mojitos, and The Adventures of Sherbet Holmes, to list a few. The 75 drinks are simple and the instructions clear, with a wry comment to make you smile (for Gin Eyre, “nurse that drink like a good nanny”). The book includes sections on Tools, Techniques, and Terms, and one of the best indexes I’ve seen for a little gift-style cookbook. The recipes are indexed so you can search by recipe title, book title, author name, or main ingredients. Awesome.
More discussion and reviews of this title: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15843172-tequila-mockingbird

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About Michelle Mallette
I'm just trying to keep track of the books I've read - what I liked and what isn't worth re-reading. My work as a librarian has included youth services so you'll find a wide range of interests from picture books and teen dystopia to adult sci-fi, road trip novels, and nonfiction. Comments and communication is always welcome.

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